Disease stricken matching elm tree slated for removal

Disease stricken matching elm tree slated for removal

For generations, nearly every image made of Penn State's iconic Old Main building -- paintings, sketches, photographs -- has included the two majestic elm trees that grace its front corners. Now elm yellows, a disease that has already claimed many American elms on the University Park campus, has so infected one of the trees that it must be removed. The University's Office of Physical Plant has scheduled the removal for the week of Spring Break, weather permitting, when the majority of the student and faculty population takes off for a much-needed breather from the semester.